The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 298 280 240
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 367 366 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.69% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.75% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 205 256
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 37
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.40 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +11.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 341 £325 -7.14% 162
London -3 161 £350 - 83
South East -5 58 £308 -12.02% 25
City of London +23 39 £363 -9.37% 24
South West -26 33 £315 +5.00% 6
East of England -27 31 £250 -15.25% 9
Hampshire +3 28 £325 -2.98% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 23 £400 +33.33% 7
Cambridge +8 20 £400 +33.33% 7
North West +5 20 £373 +17.32% 12
Wiltshire +7 18 £300 +46.34% 2
Scotland -7 18 £363 +7.40% 4
Edinburgh +12 16 £525 - 3
East Midlands - 14 £325 - 3
West Midlands -15 12 £284 -12.69% 2
Yorkshire +3 11 £335 -16.25% 19
Surrey -16 11 £250 -35.48% 6
West Yorkshire +8 8 £350 -12.50% 12
Manchester -7 8 £360 +12.50% 4
Farnborough -1 6 £325 -2.98%
Bristol -8 6 £305 - 3
Gloucestershire -17 5 £300 -
Hertfordshire -31 5 £148 -63.12%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £365 - 1
Cheshire +11 4 £250 - 4
Merseyside +4 4 £450 +50.00% 3
Liverpool +1 4 £450 +50.00% 3
Kent -1 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £155 -35.41% 3
South Wales -15 4 £350 +40.00% 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 383 (51.83%) Linux
2 299 (40.46%) Windows
3 228 (30.85%) VMware
4 199 (26.93%) Red Hat
5 190 (25.71%) UNIX
6 164 (22.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 162 (21.92%) Active Directory
8 148 (20.03%) Microsoft
9 136 (18.40%) DNS
10 129 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 128 (17.32%) HP
12 118 (15.97%) Perl
13 113 (15.29%) ITIL
14 109 (14.75%) SAN
15 108 (14.61%) Finance
16 100 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 96 (12.99%) SQL
18 89 (12.04%) Citrix
18 89 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 88 (11.91%) MS Exchange
20 86 (11.64%) Apache
20 86 (11.64%) Puppet
21 83 (11.23%) Shell Script
22 78 (10.55%) Solaris
23 77 (10.42%) Bash Shell
24 73 (9.88%) Oracle
25 70 (9.47%) Banking
26 69 (9.34%) Security Cleared
26 69 (9.34%) DHCP
27 67 (9.07%) MySQL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 86 (11.64%) Apache
3 50 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (5.41%) IIS
5 38 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (5.01%) Tomcat
7 36 (4.87%) SharePoint
8 35 (4.74%) WebLogic
9 25 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (2.84%) WebSphere
11 19 (2.57%) nginx
12 15 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.49%) CMS
14 10 (1.35%) Confluence
14 10 (1.35%) OpenStack
15 9 (1.22%) Drupal
16 8 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.95%) MediaWiki
18 6 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.92%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
1 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.81%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 5 (0.68%) Agresso
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.35%) Taleo
2 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.81%) SaaS
6 5 (0.68%) Office 365
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.41%) Joyent
8 2 (0.27%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.14%) GitHub
9 1 (0.14%) IaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 136 (18.40%) DNS
2 109 (14.75%) SAN
3 69 (9.34%) DHCP
4 67 (9.07%) Firewall
5 64 (8.66%) TCP/IP
6 57 (7.71%) LDAP
7 36 (4.87%) Internet
8 34 (4.60%) HTTP
9 33 (4.47%) SMTP
10 31 (4.19%) LAN
11 30 (4.06%) NAS
12 28 (3.79%) WAN
12 28 (3.79%) SSL
13 25 (3.38%) VPN
14 18 (2.44%) SSH
15 15 (2.03%) VoIP
16 14 (1.89%) FTP
16 14 (1.89%) Network Security
17 12 (1.62%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.07%) MySQL
2 43 (5.82%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.81%) Jackrabbit
9 6 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.41%) Redis
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (4.60%) Subversion
2 33 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.71%) Hudson
5 17 (2.30%) JIRA
6 6 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.68%) Maven
8 4 (0.54%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.27%) MSI
9 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.14%) Gradle
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.14%) Trac
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Workshop
10 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 108 (14.61%) Finance
2 70 (9.47%) Banking
3 24 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.35%) Retail
6 6 (0.81%) Marketing
7 5 (0.68%) Law
7 5 (0.68%) Legal
7 5 (0.68%) Electronics
8 4 (0.54%) Advertising
8 4 (0.54%) Publishing
9 3 (0.41%) Games
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.28%) LAMP
2 24 (3.25%) XML
3 16 (2.17%) Application Packaging
4 12 (1.62%) Web Services
4 12 (1.62%) Middleware
5 11 (1.49%) .NET
6 9 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (1.08%) CSS
7 8 (1.08%) JSON
8 7 (0.95%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.68%) Django
9 5 (0.68%) HTML
10 4 (0.54%) jQuery
11 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.41%) OC4J
11 3 (0.41%) RESTful
11 3 (0.41%) Ajax
12 2 (0.27%) SOAP
12 2 (0.27%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.90%) Clustering
2 44 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.71%) Open Source
5 19 (2.57%) Blackberry
6 14 (1.89%) Oracle Exalogic
7 13 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.62%) NHS
9 11 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.95%) Wiki
11 7 (0.95%) Firmware
11 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.95%) AS400
12 6 (0.81%) Replication
13 5 (0.68%) PKI
13 5 (0.68%) GIS
14 4 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 383 (51.83%) Linux
2 299 (40.46%) Windows
3 190 (25.71%) UNIX
4 164 (22.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 129 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (10.55%) Solaris
8 66 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (7.17%) Ubuntu
10 49 (6.63%) Windows 7
11 40 (5.41%) CentOS
12 34 (4.60%) SUSE
13 32 (4.33%) Windows XP
14 30 (4.06%) Debian
15 27 (3.65%) AIX
16 26 (3.52%) HPUX
17 15 (2.03%) Windows 2000
18 8 (1.08%) Windows 8
19 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (15.29%) ITIL
2 54 (7.31%) DevOps
3 35 (4.74%) Load Balancing
4 34 (4.60%) Migration
5 32 (4.33%) Change Management
6 31 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.25%) E-Commerce
8 22 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (2.71%) Configuration Management
10 19 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (2.30%) Capacity Management
12 16 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (2.03%) Service Delivery
14 14 (1.89%) OO
14 14 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (1.62%) Service Management
16 10 (1.35%) ERP
16 10 (1.35%) Performance Management
16 10 (1.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (15.97%) Perl
2 96 (12.99%) SQL
3 83 (11.23%) Shell Script
4 77 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 61 (8.25%) Java
6 59 (7.98%) Python
7 34 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 33 (4.47%) Ruby
8 33 (4.47%) PHP
9 25 (3.38%) Korn
10 17 (2.30%) JavaScript
11 16 (2.17%) C
12 12 (1.62%) VBScript
13 8 (1.08%) Bourne shell
14 7 (0.95%) VB
14 7 (0.95%) C++
15 6 (0.81%) AWK
16 5 (0.68%) sed
17 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.41%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 69 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.52%) Degree
4 26 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.44%) MCSE
6 17 (2.30%) MCITP
7 16 (2.17%) RHCE
7 16 (2.17%) LPIC
8 14 (1.89%) CCENT
9 10 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.08%) CCNA
10 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.68%) MCSA
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.27%) OCP
14 2 (0.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.41%) SLA
2 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (21.92%) Active Directory
2 100 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.31%) vSphere
4 38 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 36 (4.87%) VMware ESX
5 36 (4.87%) XenApp
6 21 (2.84%) NFS
7 20 (2.71%) Squid
8 18 (2.44%) XenServer
9 16 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.17%) qmail
10 14 (1.89%) KVM
11 13 (1.76%) Postfix
11 13 (1.76%) Samba
12 12 (1.62%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.49%) Sendmail
13 11 (1.49%) Xen
14 9 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 86 (11.64%) Puppet
2 48 (6.50%) SCOM
3 45 (6.09%) SCCM
4 39 (5.28%) HP SIM
5 36 (4.87%) Nagios
6 30 (4.06%) NetBackup
7 28 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (2.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (2.71%) ZABBIX
10 17 (2.30%) Zenoss
11 12 (1.62%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.49%) WSUS
12 11 (1.49%) ARCserve
13 9 (1.22%) SAP Afaria
14 8 (1.08%) MOM
14 8 (1.08%) YUM
14 8 (1.08%) Ansible
15 6 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 6 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 228 (30.85%) VMware
2 199 (26.93%) Red Hat
3 148 (20.03%) Microsoft
4 128 (17.32%) HP
5 89 (12.04%) Citrix
6 73 (9.88%) Oracle
7 59 (7.98%) Cisco
8 44 (5.95%) Symantec
9 42 (5.68%) IBM
10 41 (5.55%) EMC
11 29 (3.92%) NetApp
12 27 (3.65%) Juniper
13 21 (2.84%) Altiris
13 21 (2.84%) Veritas
14 17 (2.30%) F5
14 17 (2.30%) Rackspace
14 17 (2.30%) Dell
15 16 (2.17%) JBoss
15 16 (2.17%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.89%) CA
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £59 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £15 to £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.81 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London/Brussels
Church International
Rate: TBA
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £800 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago